NDC disappointed with PF violence in Chilanga bye-election

The opposition NDC has warned Edgar Lungu that Zambians will be forced to take the law in their own hands if he does not halt the violence being perpetrated by PF thugs.
Below is the full statement:
From NDC
For Immediate Release.

The 2021 General Elections Might be bloody!

Kitwe. 06.06.2018.

The political violence witnessed in yesterday’s Chilanga constituency parliamentary by election is extremely sad.

The Chilanga result is a farce and a parody of victory.

The result is not a true reflection of the aspirations of the people of Chilanga.

The violence instigated by armed PF gangs prevented a number of voters from flocking to the voting centres.

And this PF sponsored violence was not only in Chilanga district. We had pockets of violence in Mununga in Chiengi district where a local Government election was held.

The violence witnessed in Chilanga and other parts of the country is a clear attestation that the 2021 polls might just be bloody.

The whole nation needs to stand up and unite and fight political violence.

Governance institutions such as the police should stand above board and protect national interests.

If armed gangs from the PF are not caged, these militia will be more powerful than terrorists wings in 2021.

It is clear that the PF will do anything and everything possible to illegally perpetuate their stay in power.

The PF has seen that they have no support from the masses.

No wonder, they took the law into their own hands and intimidated the electorates.

A lot of tax payer’s money was also used to sway the vote.

The beating and maiming of innocent voters in Chilanga defeated the whole purpose of a free and fair poll.

If the Electoral Commission of Zambia ECZ was indeed independent, this election should have been nullified.

What is more nauseating is the bare fact that’s these acts of savagery seem to have the blessings of State House.

President Edgar lungu knows who is funning these satanic acts.

President Lungu knows exactly who is arming his carders.

Mr. Lungu has all these security reports on his desk.

Could it be that President Lungu now wants to perpetuate his stay in power through oligarchic means?

As NDC, we want to remind Mr. Lungu that sooner than later, citizens might be forced to take the law into their own hands.

We fear that they might be civil unrest in 2021 if the PF will attempt to impose themselves on the people.

Citizens will rise and fight this system if this regime fails to control state sponsored thugs from harming innocent citizens.

Zambia is not and shall never be a Government of men.

This country is a Government of laws, which laws ought to be respected.

The most honourable thing that President lungu should have allowed is let the Chilanga people speak out without being forced and coerced as they went to the polls.

Mr. Lungu should learn from what happened in neighboring Zimbabwe and South Africa.

If Mr. Lungu attempts to amputate the law, this will not go down well with the masses.

President Lungu brags to be a Christian but what happened in Chilanga is against Christian values and doctrines.

It is total anarchy.

Some Cabinet Ministers were caught bribing voters and distributing handouts in Chilanga.

And where was the Electoral Commission of Zambia ECZ in all this?

With what happened in Chilanga yesterday, the need for genuine dialogue should never be overemphasized.

Those called to superintend over dialogue need to start the healing process urgently.

We have a number of contentious political issues to resolve as a country.

2021 is only a few months from now and there is need to bring sanity to the political arena.

Zambia is supposed to be a shining example in the region in terms of democracy.

But all this has been negated by the PF regime.

President Lungu and the PF should respect the will of the people.

Violence should never have room in this country.

Issued by: Mwenya Musenge. Secretary General

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    P Nyirenda 2 weeks ago

    Honourable CK contributed to the loss of UPND. People are able to see that the opposition has no agenda for development but to fight EL, remove him from office and take their own back. How can you campaign against your own club and expect people to follow you. Its a lesson to UPND. Why allow someone who is still sticking to the party that expelled him.

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    Sometimes it is better to just shut up Musenge!!!You guys in opposition are very dull.You all talk about Lungu this,Lungu that daily and hope to win voters hearts,how?Surely who can vote you by just insulting Edgar Lungu?Chilanga elections were peaceful despite few violent cases on voting day caused by both PF and UPND cadres!!We have eyes and see that both opposition and ruling party have violent cadres!!!PF won all 6 by elections at ward level with a huge difference and in chilanga but you still cheat yourselves that PF’s victories were due to violence-shame!!!BIG BRAINS ARE NEEDED IN OPPOSITION THAN THESE EMPTY TINS SUCH AS KAMBWILI,MUSENGE,GBM,ETC!!

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    Munene 2 weeks ago

    Just shut up you disoriented bitter opposition. You have lost and will lose in 2021…!!

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    Nzelu 2 weeks ago

    Here come the oppositions excuses. Mwenye Musenge lost to an independent, he has been bitter ever since. Kambwili took a chunk of Luanshya golf course. he is now bitter too. UPND put up a house wrecking lady, with a murder to her CV, how did they expect to win? Zambia has great defense forces. No harm shall come to its citizens.